April 11, 2014
WATERFORD, MI — The long abandoned three-screen Summit Place Cinemas was demolished under orders from Waterford Township as it has been determined to be unsafe. Built by General Cinemas as the Pontiac Mall twin cinema, one of its auditoriums was carved making the theater a triple. It was sold to National Amusements in 1983. Renamed the Summit Place Cinemas after the Pontiac Mall was renamed Summit Place, it sat vacant for more than 20 years before it was ordered demolished.
March 19, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, PA — It didn’t take long for iPic to start working on the interior of the Boyd Theatre following the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s decision last week to grant them a demolition permit. Friends of the Boyd still hopes to appeal the decision but that hearing isn’t until April 1.
Read more at Philly.com.
March 11, 2014
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The closing of Studio 28 six years ago, sent shockwaves through the area since it had been so popular at one time and one of the largest theaters in the country. Now it must be torn down as it’s condemned. They’re unclear what will become of the site but it should be more marketable empty.
Read more at MLive.
January 17, 2014
January 15, 2014
December 23, 2013
FLINT, MI — The skyline of Flint, Michigan was changed on Sunday morning, December 22 when Flint’s tallest building, Genesee Towers, was imploded. Abandoned and deteriorated, its demolition was long in coming. With that building gone, the Capitol Theatre, just a block away, got more exposure. An urban plaza will take the place of Genesee Towers. In preparation for the implosion, the front facade of the Capitol Theatre was wrapped in Visqueen for its protection.
(Thanks to Gary Flinn for the photo and story.)
October 7, 2013
August 22, 2013
PASCO, WA — The long-standing Liberty Theatre is no more thanks to a fire last week that gutted the theatre. Arson has been ruled out but no one knows the real cause. The owner had been renovating it to bring a retail tenant in. Now suddenly the theatre that meant so much to the community is gone.
Read more plus see a video at KEPR.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
May 10, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Unfortunately the above photo was taken years and the 100+ year-old structure has been torn down. The Market Street Place project that has been simmering for years is finally becoming a reality.
Go to CurbedSF for demolition photos of the row of businesses.
(Thanks to Ed Solero for providing the photo.)
April 12, 2013